Obituary of Regina Burton
Regina A. Burton 1933 – 2018
Clinton – Regina A. (McManus) Burton, 85, lifetime resident of Clinton, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 at her home.
Regina was born May 22, 1933, in Clinton, the daughter of Thomas and Bertha (Roberts) McManus. She is a Clinton Central High graduate, Class of 1951. On January 27, 1957, Regina married Archie S. Burton in St. Mary’s Church, sharing a union of over 60 years. Regina was an accomplished figure skater and instructor. She began her professional career touring the US and Canada as a member of “The Hollywood Ice Revue”. Regina returned to Clinton and where she was a charter member of Clinton Figure Skating Club. Not only did she instruct the skaters, she wrote, produced, and directed the Clinton Ice Shows for 26 years. Regina went on to become a founding member of the Skating Club of Utica - Whitestown, where she taught, as well as directed and co-produced their Ice Shows for 33 years. Regina was a member of the Professional Skaters Association where she earned the title of Master Rated Professional. She took great pride in her students and their accomplishments, including national competitors and multiple gold medalists. She was also a member of the Schooltown Questers, the Clinton Historical Society, and of the Skenandoah Club. Regina enjoyed tennis, golf, canoeing, and sailing.
Regina is survived by her beloved husband, Archie Burton, Clinton; two sons, Archie Burton III, Clinton, Andrew Burton, Salt Lake City, Utah; two grandchildren, Andrew, Jr. and Allyson, Salt Lake City, Utah; as well as by several nieces and nephews in Sudbury, Ontario, Utica, and Albany areas. She is predeceased by two sisters, Bernice Luker and Mary Dunn; and one brother, Tom McManus.
Mrs. Burton’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Church, Clinton, where her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the R.P. Heintz Funeral Home on Monday, from 4 – 7 pm.